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Boston University RESEARCH STUDY ASSISTANT, School of Medicine, Geriatrics in BOSTON, Massachusetts

The New England Centenarian Study is a unique study of human exceptional longevity and it is the largest study of centenarians (people who live to 100 and older) in the world. We are seeking research assistants to primarily assist the study with recruitment and enrollment of centenarians and their children living throughout North America. This position requires a 1-year commitment though there is a possibility that the position will last for longer in which case additional responsibilities (and training) including tele-video and telephone-based data collection may be possible. The RA may have the opportunity to participate in specific research projects within the study that are of interest to them and they will have the opportunity to analyze data, author and present results for national academic meetings as well as author papers for publication.


  • Recruits subjects to participate in the study by using methods such as creating and assembling large recruitment mailings, reaching out to senior living communities, etc

  • Conducts the enrollment of study participants, including explaining research procedures, and obtaining informed consent of participants

  • Schedules appointments of study participants; conducts reminder phone calls and mailings.

Required Skills

  • Bachelor's degree with 1-3 years of experience

Please note all newly hired staff and faculty, will need to be in compliance with Boston University’s COVID-19 Vaccination and Booster Requirement ( within 30 days of date of hire. You must upload your vaccine documentation or request a medical or religious exemption (instructions ( ). For further information on the University’s response to COVID-19, please visit the Back2BU site ( .

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, military service, pregnancy or pregnancy-related condition, or because of marital, parental, or veteran status. We are a VEVRAA Federal Contractor.

Required Experience